Economics PhD in Ukraine - Hire a PhD Economist in Kiev
It may be a problem to find a PhD Economist with an American PhD degree from a distinguished University in Kiev or Ukraine in general. Such professionals are typically making anywhere in the range of 60-100K per year and are often more interested in the academic job in well-established universities.
However, exemptions are possible even in Ukraine. I have returned to Ukraine after graduating with a PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa (USA) in 2010. My interests are in the area of financial time series methods, applied econometrics and data analysis. In addition, I have published a paper on macroeconomics. If you have an interesting employment of collaboration opportunity you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What companies can potentially benefit from a PhD economist in Ukraine?
Large international corporations with Ukrainian offices can afford hiring a PhD Economist. Moreover, these corporations often care about the reputation of their employees and are typically not interested in some Ukrainian Candidate of Sciences who could have just "purchased" the degree. This scenario is in principle impossible in the USA where PhD degrees are earned and not paid for. Investment banking has also been developing quite fast over the last few years. A number of local as well as international investment banks currently operate in Ukraine.
Local businesses going to IPO in Warsaw, London or Frankfurt have not quite understood the benefits of advanced professionals. Their business model is often built on the exploitation of Ukrainian natural resources and they do not understand why you should pay someone a few thousand dollars per month if those who can will steal it anyway. Academic reputation or honesty is not the most important virtue in Ukraine at the moment.
Finally, a number of MBA programs have opened in Kiev and Ukraine since its independence that offer business degrees to local students. Those MBAs offer education that opens a wide range of opportunities especially due to networking with other top professionals.